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Biden says the Delta variant - set to become the US's dominant strain - is 'particularly dangerous for young people'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden warned Friday that the Delta variant is "particularly dangerous for young people." Delta appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Young people who are unvaccinated and socially active may be more susceptible than others. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden warned...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Good Morning America, Vaccines, Biden


The Delta variant might pose the biggest threat yet to vaccinated people

Researchers sequence coronavirus samples at the microbiology laboratory of the University Hospital of Badajoz in Spain on April 15, 2021. Javier Pulpo/Europa Press/Getty Images The Delta variant appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Some experts worry the variant could result in more breakthrough cases in vaccinated people. Others are concerned that Delta could evolve even more dangerous mutations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists h...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, India, US, Trends, Spain, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Francisco California, University of California San Francisco


One year or 5? Doctors and drug companies increasingly disagree about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Marianne Ayala/Insider Booster shots may not be medically necessary for another one to five years, disease experts wager. But pharmaceutical companies are prepping to distribute boosters to the US before the end of 2021. In either case, boosters probably won't require the same urgency as initial vaccines do. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next vaccine race is underway - this time for booster shots.Leading vaccine developers, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, UPS, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cornell University


China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections surged in countries using Chinese shots

Pedestrians wear masks as they walk on a street in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. AP Photo/Salim Ally Two Chinese shots have been welcomed by vaccine-deprived lower-income countries. But in some, cases of COVID-19 are surging even after widespread vaccination. In response, observers are questioning how well the shots work, angering China. See more stories on Insider's business page. By March, the Seychelles was one of the world's most vaccin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, China, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, New York Times, News UK


CDC to Ban Dogs From 113 Countries for a Year Over Rabies Fears

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is enacting a temporary ban on imported dogs coming to the U.S. from over 100 countries, due to a heightened risk of rabies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Cdc, Vaccination, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Rabies, Global Alliance for Rabies Control, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Rabies In Animals, Emily Pieracci


New York lifts 'virtually all' COVID-19 restrictions effective immediately, Gov. Cuomo announces

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images State-mandated COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in New York, with few exceptions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the change, "effective immediately," on Tuesday. 70% of New Yorkers have got at least one COVID-19 vaccine, which was Cuomo's requirement for reopening. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coming out to a standing ovation in Manhattan's One World Trade Center, New York Gov. A...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Retail, Manhattan, Breaking News, Andrew Cuomo, Long Island, Albany, Cuomo, Mario Cuomo, Tim Scott


Graph shows how US COVID-19 spikes track strongly with the places where people are refusing vaccinations

A coronavirus vaccine. Getty COVID-19 cases are falling where most people are vaccinated, and vice versa, The Washington Post found. Vaccination rates are lower in southern US states. 43.7% of the US population is now fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coronavirus cases in the US are rising in areas that have lower vaccination rates, a Washington Post analysis found.Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Post produced a quadrant ...
Tags: Post, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, News UK, Johnson Johnson, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Suicide attempts among teen girls spiked by about 51% during the pandemic, the CDC says

Shutterstock/Antonio Guillem Suspected suicide attempts by teen girls increased about 51% between February and March 2021 compared to the same period last year. To gather the data, the CDC tracked emergency room visits across the country for suspected suicide attempts. Suicide attempts by teen boys aged 12 to 17 also went up but marginally. See more stories on Insider's business page. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says teen girl suicide attempts increased dr...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Suicide, Trends, Mental Health, Washington Dc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pandemic, Teen Girls, Yelena Dzhanova, weekend BI US, Shutterstock Antonio Guillem


Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Genetics, Harvard, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department


2 people tested positive for COVID-19 on a cruise ship that operators boasted was 95% vaccinated

The Celebrity Millennium in 2013. Felix Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images Two passengers on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus. The operator said before launch that at least 95% of passengers would be vaccinated. The two who tested positive do not have symptoms and are isolated from others, the operator said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two people on a cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19, even after operators said...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Cdc, Trends, News UK, Cruise Ship, Royal Carribean, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Royal Caribbean Group, Speed desk, Felix Wong South China Morning Post


2 people tested positive for COVID-19 on a cruise ship which operators boasted was 95% vaccinated

The Celebrity Millennium in 2013. Felix Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images Two passengers on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus. The operator said before launch that at least 95% of passengers would be vaccinated. The passengers are asymptomatic and isolated from others, the operator said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two people on a cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19, even after operators said it would only sail with ...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Cdc, Trends, News UK, Cruise Ship, Royal Carribean, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Royal Caribbean Group, Speed desk, Felix Wong South China Morning Post


Two varieties of flu seem to have disappeared during lockdown. Experts say it's possible they're gone.

A sign points towards a flu vaccination center. Getty/ Jeff Greenberg / Contributor Two varieties of flu have not been spotted for over a year, STAT reported. Public-health measures to control the pandemic might have led these strains to disappear. However, it's still possible they are circulating undetected. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a lonely year to be an influenza virus.Infectious-disease protections put in place during the pandemic to protect p...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Flu, Victoria, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Manila, Afp, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Budd


2 varieties of flu seem to have disappeared during lockdown. Experts say it's possible they're gone.

A sign pointing toward a flu vaccination center. Getty/ Jeff Greenberg / Contributor Two varieties of flu have not been spotted for over a year, STAT reported. Public-health measures to control the coronavirus pandemic may have led these strains to disappear. It's still possible, however, that they are circulating undetected. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a lonely year to be an influenza virus.Infectious-disease protections put in place during the coron...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Flu, Victoria, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Manila, Afp, Northern Hemisphere, St Jude Children s Research Hospital


Contract worker at a Los Angeles County vaccine center was charged with stealing over 500 blank vaccine cards

Covid-19 vaccine cards help you remember when to get your second shot. Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald LA County DA George Gascón charged an LA County health contractor with stealing 500 blank vaccine cards. The nonclinical contract worker worked at the Pomona Fairplex vaccine center. Prosecutors alleged that the value of each stolen card was close to $15. See more stories on Insider's business page. A contractor working at a Los Angeles County vaccination center was charged ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Las Vegas, Ahmed, Pomona, Los Angeles County, LA County, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Fairplex, George Gascon, Gascon, KNBC, Pomona Fairplex, Azmi Haroun


4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the Delta variant first found in India. Here's what variants are, and why experts are so concerned about them.

A health worker takes a swab from a man's nose through a glass shield (for safety) in New Delhi, India, on August 8, 2020. Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are being provided by the Indian government for free. Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants, including the Delta variant, that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Othe...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, India, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, Philippines


Half of all eligible Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 171 million Americans have received cards documenting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. EJ Hersom, Department of Defense Half of Americans 12 years old and older are fully vaccinated against the virus, CDC data shows. The US hit the benchmark just weeks after data showed half of adults over 18 were fully vaccinated. Drug companies Pfizer and Moderna hope to open the vaccine to younger children in the fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least half of...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Associated Press, Pfizer, Midwest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC, Milestone, Moderna, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Millions of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are set to expire this month, and states are scrambling to use up their stockpiles or send them abroad

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images States are racing to use up Johnson & Johnson vaccines set to expire later this month, per multiple reports. Ohio, which has 200,000 doses set to expire, says it can't send shots abroad or to other states. Public opinion of the jab has soured after reports of blood clots and manufacturing problems. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Oregon, White House, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Healthcare, Ohio, Philadelphia, Michigan, Fda, Johnson, Baltimore


Normal breathing sends saliva droplets 7 feet; masks shorten this

The WHO and the CDC recommend keeping a certain distance between people to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These social distancing recommendations are estimated from a variety of studies, but further research about the precise mechanism of virus transport is still needed. In Physics of Fluids, researchers demonstrate normal breathing indoors without a mask can transport saliva droplets capable of carrying virus particles 2.2 meters in 90 seconds.
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Less than half of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated have worn a mask recently, according to a new survey

An anti-mask protestor holds up a sign in front of the Ohio Statehouse during a right-wing protest in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Dean/AFP/Getty Images Unvaccinated Americans are wearing masks less than ever, according to a new Gallup poll. Just under 50% of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated against COVID report wearing masks. The new poll is the first from Gallup since CDC guidelines were updated for vaccinated Americans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Ameri...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Masks, America, Trends, Healthcare, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Americans, Gallup, Centers for Disease Control, Ohio Statehouse, Walmart Starbucks, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic


Heart inflammation investigated as possible rare COVID-19 vaccine side effect in teens and young people

A nurse gives a 13-year-old a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre. On May 12, 2021, the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in 12 through 15-year-old adolescents. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A new study has raised the possibility of a heart condition being a very rare side effect of the Pfizer shot. Seven US teen boys experienced chest pain within a few days of having their second COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible t...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Teens, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Ap, Getty Images, Healthcare, News UK, Vaccinations, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine


More teens are ending up in the hospital with COVID-19, now the CDC is urging parents to get them vaccinated

Natalie Ruiz,19, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center at Miami Dade College, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Miami. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Coronavirus hospitalization rates among teens rose in March and April, the CDC said. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky called the trend alarming. Walensky is encouraging parents to get their teens vaccinated against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of teens hospitalized with COVID-19 increased i...
Tags: Science, Teens, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Fema, Miami, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Miami Dade College, Lynne Sladky, Coronavirus, COVID, Natalie Ruiz, Sarah Al Arshani, Rochelle Walensky


There's more evidence that getting both doses of Pfizer's vaccine may be 'critical' to protecting against emerging variants

Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Local News via Getty Images Pfizer's vaccine worked against five coronavirus variants in the first lab study to directly compare them. It added more evidence that both doses may be needed to protect against emerging variants. Most people who get two doses would be protected against the variant initially from India, the researchers said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A leading UK expert has said it'...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, India, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, University of Bristol, Pfizer, Public Health England, Lancet, Finn, Variant


A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Science, News, Minneapolis, Australia, Cdc, India, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, European Union, Turkey, Flying, Netherlands


People who've had COVID-19 vaccines should get a state-issued 'driver's license' to party, top bioethicist says

COVID-19 vaccine cards from the CDC are bulky, and subject to fraud. Maybe the DMV should be in charge? Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images, Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images, Hilary Brueck/Insider The CDC's COVID-19 vaccine cards are subject to fraud, and too big to carry around. A top bioethicist says we should get DMV-style licenses for vaccination, with a QR code. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Ezekiel E...
Tags: New York, Science, Jay Leno, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Eu, Getty Images, Public Health, DMV, Switzerland, Food And Drug Administration, University of Pennsylvania, Lindsay Lohan, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


A map of each state's most and least vaccinated counties shows stark divides in the US vaccine rollout

People wait in an observation area after getting a COVID-19 vaccination at an old TJ Maxx store in Lynchburg, Virginia, on March 13. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Across US counties, vaccination rates range from 0.1% to nearly 100%. The contrasts between each state's most and least vaccinated county reveal stark disparities. Unvaccinated communities remain vulnerable to coronavirus outbreaks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wherever you step foot in Martin...
Tags: New York, Science, News, California, Cdc, Kentucky, US, Los Angeles, Trends, United States, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, Tj Maxx, Lee, Jefferson County


Canada says COVID-19 vaccine doses are 'interchangeable,' encouraging mix-and-match vaccines while the CDC still stands firmly against it

A coronavirus vaccination with Pfizer's shot in Toronto, Canada. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Canada has loosened its rules around mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccine doses. Evidence is mounting that using different vaccines for the first and second doses is safe and effective. The US still recommends against mixing and matching vaccines, except in "exceptional situations." See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada has released guidance saying that mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, France, Germany, US, Trends, Spain, Canada, Healthcare, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Toronto Canada, Johnson Johnson, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


3 lingering questions about COVID-19 vaccines will shape the pandemic's trajectory into 2022 and beyond

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines have been a stunning success story of the pandemic. But there are still a few key unanswered questions about the COVID-19 vaccines we have. Some of the biggest: How long does vaccine protection last, and how good will it be against new variants? See more stories on Insider's business page. Hot vax summer is here.More than half o...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, India, New York City, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Poland, World Health Organization, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer


4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the variant first found in India. Here's what variants are, and why experts are so concerned about them.

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are four coronavirus variants that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Others coronavirus variants have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make peopl...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, India, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, Philippines


COVID-19 cases and deaths are down but rate of infection is the same as it was in December for unvaccinated

Diana Carolina, a pharmacist at Memorial Healthcare System, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at Memorial Healthcare System, on December 14, 2020 in Miramar, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images More than 40% of the entire US population are vaccinated against the coronavirus. Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are on the decline across the country. The unvaccinated still have high rates of deaths and hospitalizations, The Washington Post found. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Post, Florida, Science, Maryland, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, Michigan, Pfizer, Portland Oregon, Vaccines, Goldman


Movie Theater Chains Allowing Vaccinated Patrons to Go Maskless

Following Center of Disease Control guidelines, movie theater chains will no longer require fully vaccinated guests to wear masks. Reduced capacity, social distancing, and heavy sanitization will be followed in compliance with CDC safety measures.Read more...
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